Medicos call off strike for now
The students asked the HRD Minister to roll back the proposal to reserve 27 per cent seats for OBCs in centrally funded higher education institutes. Singh, said he could take up the issue only after the assembly polls were over.education Updated: Apr 28, 2006 12:58 IST
Students OF five medical colleges in Delhi called off their agitation against OBC reservation in higher education institutions on Thursday after meeting HRD Minister Arjun Singh.
The students asked the minister to roll back the proposal to reserve 27 per cent seats for OBCs in centrally funded higher education institutes. Singh, who apologised for the lathicharge on protesting students on Wednesday, said he could take up the issue only after the assembly polls were over.
Earlier, Singh had issued a written statement, saying, “I was pained by the news that a number of students of the medical colleges wanted to meet me and were not allowed.”
Following the meeting, the students decided to suspend strike till May 12, when the results of assembly polls would be out. “We have not called off the strike,” said student representative Sujit Shukla.
“We are putting it on hold and we hope the minister will meet us as per the assurance given to us.”
First Published: Apr 28, 2006 12:39 IST